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post #8071 of 13457
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Originally Posted by blueclifford View Post

I can't get 3D to work for me on this TV!!! My TV recognizes that it's a 3D source because it combines the side-by-side pictures. I then turn on the glasses (flashing light indicates ON), but the picture doesn't become 3D... Here's my setup:
TV: TC-P55VT50
Player: Panasonic DMP-BDT220
Source: from USB (Tintin, Toy Story 3, Brave)
Glasses: Sony Playstation 3 Universal Glasses
Any help would be appreciated.

Those glasses don't work with the VT50. Only the 2012 Panasonic glasses or 2012 Samsung glasses work with the VT50.
post #8072 of 13457
... Or, supposedly, the Xpand3D -104 model with the Bluetooth dongle.
post #8073 of 13457
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Originally Posted by DWBoston View Post

Those glasses don't work with the VT50. Only the 2012 Panasonic glasses or 2012 Samsung glasses work with the VT50.
That's correct. Footnote:* Compatible with Sony, Samsung, Panasonic, Mitsubishi, Toshiba, and Sharp Active Shutter 3D ready displays that use IR emitters. 2012 Panasonic TVs do not use IR emitters.
post #8074 of 13457
Yea I totally overlooked the IR vs. bluetooth. Thanks guys
post #8075 of 13457
Hey guys,

while watching an IMAX movie the other day, I saw an ad pop up for American Airlines while I was adjusting the Volume... The ad was within the black Volume rectangle...

Is that a built-in feature of the TV and how can I turn that off ?

- M
post #8076 of 13457
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Originally Posted by Iron Mike View Post

Hey guys,
while watching an IMAX movie the other day, I saw an ad pop up for American Airlines while I was adjusting the Volume... The ad was within the black Volume rectangle...
Is that a built-in feature of the TV and how can I turn that off ?
- M

menu- setup- advanced setup- turn "viera connect banner" to off.
post #8077 of 13457
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Originally Posted by sdrucker View Post

+1 on that. I have a DefTech CS-8080 HD center channel which is powered, and has top-firing woofer and bass radiators. To get the most out of that speaker, you need to avoid having it in an enclosed cabinet. I had a Sanus 18" center channel stand, but with our new 55" VT50 coming next week, I picked up a stand with three shelves so I can minimize the overall footprint, leave the space above the center channel open by putting it on the top shelf, and mount the VT50 above the center.
There's many choices, but I picked this one:
http://www.abt.com/product/45625/Z-Line-ZL56855SU.html
@Jimp: the VT50 calibration/settings thread is in the Plasma sub-forum. I found it when researching this display.

I didn't go out and get the first 50 cent TV stand I could find. Especially one where the width of the TV surpasses the stand itself. The salamander design is pretty sleek if you can afford it. It also complements more modern TV stands. Its not for everyone. But it does look sick in my SoHo apt in NYC.
post #8078 of 13457
Well today was day 30 with my VT50.

We played some games, watched a movie, watched some 3D Titanic after. Then watched some of the new Led Zeppelin concert Blu Ray and now the Heat game.

It looks like she is a keeper!

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post #8079 of 13457
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Originally Posted by rhed View Post

That's what I did with my Pio Elite 151fd pro. Ran it straight through for 6 days with no problems. 3 years later my Elite has been top shape since then. Planning on doing the same thing with my 65VT50 when it arrives..

Let us know what you think of the VT50 vs the 151. Sitting here watching UFC on my 111 but looking for a bigger screen.
post #8080 of 13457
Anyone ever notice a bright spot on their tv? I have one on the upper right side of the TV, roughly 2" in diameter. When the color is uniform on the screen, that particular spot is brighter than the rest of the screen. This is especially the case if I run the slides. And it's more noticeable on the gray slides than the red or blues. Also, I don't notice it up close (i.e. within 2 feet of the screen), but the further I walk away from the TV, the more noticeable it becomes. From my typical viewing distance of 12 feet, it is very obvious.

For anyone who has had this issue, can you please advise whether it has gone away/corrected itself over time, like a stuck pixel? Or is this "discoloration" a permanent blemish? I'm far from an expert on plasma technology, but I would think I'd need to exchange it.

Thanks.
post #8081 of 13457
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Originally Posted by Glashub View Post

Got a 4 years old 9G Elite. No red blacks. Never heard about that one.

Ya it is an issue on some sets. There is a dedicated thread for it. My 500M has it
post #8082 of 13457
Has anyone looked closely at the very bottom black strip on the TV? The one with the power led and THX text etc. I was sitting on my couch and noticed a little ripple in it (way the light was hitting off of it) so I got up and got down real close and shined a flashlight on the bottom strip and I could see little ripples along the whole length of this strip. Can some of you guys check yours and see if yours is the same way? I also noticed that it almost looked a little smudged but I checked the TV when I got it (a few minutes after it was setup) and there were only like 7 minutes on it so I don't think it was used or anything. This is the only issue I have noticed with my TV and hope it is a common thing. It isn't really that noticeable but just kind off odd so it irks me.
post #8083 of 13457
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Originally Posted by redgate7 View Post

Anyone ever notice a bright spot on their tv? I have one on the upper right side of the TV, roughly 2" in diameter. When the color is uniform on the screen, that particular spot is brighter than the rest of the screen. This is especially the case if I run the slides. And it's more noticeable on the gray slides than the red or blues. Also, I don't notice it up close (i.e. within 2 feet of the screen), but the further I walk away from the TV, the more noticeable it becomes. From my typical viewing distance of 12 feet, it is very obvious.
For anyone who has had this issue, can you please advise whether it has gone away/corrected itself over time, like a stuck pixel? Or is this "discoloration" a permanent blemish? I'm far from an expert on plasma technology, but I would think I'd need to exchange it.
Thanks.

I had some uneveness between 100 and 200 hours.

It went away the more I used the display. I probably didn't burn in the display as long as I should. I did about 80 hours.
post #8084 of 13457
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Originally Posted by JimP View Post

I had some uneveness between 100 and 200 hours.
It went away the more I used the display. I probably didn't burn in the display as long as I should. I did about 80 hours.

Uneveness, meaning some areas of the TV were brighter or darker than others? Would that be an issue similar to the one I am facing? What do you think is causing it?

And when you say didn't you didn't burn it in long enough, do you mean run the slides? I've run the slides for little over 100 hours and am facing seeing the bright spot. Do you think if I run them longer, there is a chance it will go away?

Sorry for all the questions, but I don't want to go through the hassle of boxing up the TV and lugging it back to the store if this issue will go over way with additional use.

Thanks.
post #8085 of 13457
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Originally Posted by Elliot Kay View Post

menu- setup- advanced setup- turn "viera connect banner" to off.

thanks !
post #8086 of 13457
Yep mine is also a 500m and has the reddish tint starting on the right side. Thats the only reason I'm looking at the VT50. But it worries me this will happen again. Thanks
post #8087 of 13457
Went to the local Fry's to look at it in a semi-dark room. Stunning really in that the display is so thin and modern looking compared to the Kuro. Don't know what to think about the silver band which wraps around the display. Could be troublesome. Played around with the modes and none of them really satisfies but Cinema and THX Cinema gave me an idea of what the TV is capable of with proper calibration. I'd be comfortable buying one to replace the Kuro but since I don't have to I think it may be wise to sit out until later next year to see what CES and new releases bring.
post #8088 of 13457
Guys, Very new to all of this. I just received my 55VT50 and i have been reading about people using color slides, an orbitor feature for IR
and leaving the tv on for long periods of time without turning it off. Can someone let me know where to acquire these slides and is it really
necessary to do all this. Would I have any future problems if i just watched regular HD directv for the first 200 hours along with blu ray movies
then had the tv professionaly calibrated? Also, can someone recommend what settings I should keep until the calibration is performed.

Thanks.
post #8089 of 13457
Hi Stevie,

The argument with Plasma is that you should give the set a couple hundred hours to avoid burned in images. The downside to watching regular TV is that EVERYTHING seems to have banners now which means that looped viewing will result in some logo (or the like) being in the same spot for hours on end and potentially contribute to what you're attempting to counter. I'm not sure where/which slides to chase down, but they're usually used to counter this problem with changing images and no logos that you'd get on broadcast television.

I've never owned a plasma and most agree that the sets are less susceptible to this problem than they used to be, but as you see, many still complete the effort.

Good luck!

-Nick
post #8090 of 13457
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Originally Posted by Husker43 View Post

Hey guys, I am looking to buy the TC-P55VT50. Does anyone know where to find the best price? Is below 1800 possible?

There is an entire thread dedicated to finding "good deals on plasmas".
post #8091 of 13457
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Originally Posted by Mac13 View Post

Has anyone looked closely at the very bottom black strip on the TV? The one with the power led and THX text etc. I was sitting on my couch and noticed a little ripple in it (way the light was hitting off of it) so I got up and got down real close and shined a flashlight on the bottom strip and I could see little ripples along the whole length of this strip. Can some of you guys check yours and see if yours is the same way? I also noticed that it almost looked a little smudged but I checked the TV when I got it (a few minutes after it was setup) and there were only like 7 minutes on it so I don't think it was used or anything. This is the only issue I have noticed with my TV and hope it is a common thing. It isn't really that noticeable but just kind off odd so it irks me.[/quote

Where do you find the service menu. Curious how many hrs are on my tv.

Thanks.
post #8092 of 13457
Hello everyone, first post here in the forums. I currently have a 65" vt50 and wanted to know if anyone is experiencing the same issue I woke up to this morning. Refer to photo shown below sorry tried taking with my phone but due to the angle it's hard so see.



When you look left of the screen you can see it when you also look from the right of the screen you can see it as we'll. But from top top bottom and vise versa it does not show up at all. When you "gently" touch the area with a cloth the spot spreads out in the direction your wiping it. Turned tv off for 10 minutes and its gone now. Front glass seems warped "wavy" from side views. To clarify tv was only on for 2 hours this morning till noticing && over 100hours on set.

Video ---below
http://s1293.beta.photobucket.com/user/Mgarza85/media/IMG_0378.mp4.html
post #8093 of 13457
Hey guys…. I need some help. Not sure what’s going on here? Upgraded from a 55 vt50 to a 65 vt50. I have about 75 hours on it. I am breaking it in by just watching random shows in standard mode or cinema mode. All settings are factory default right out of the box. No customization at all. I even checked the panel brightness level in settings and its set at MID….which is factory default. Really nice overall picture except for the following problems. The whites are really glowing…. Sometimes so bright they make the numbers on NFL jerseys somewhat blurry when watching NFL games if the players are wearing white jerseys with dark numbers. Also, when watching NFL games the field always has a white reflective sheen over the entire field. It’s a very shinny glaze that doesn’t allow you to see the definition of the grass. With my 55 vt50, the picture was so sharp and clear that I could see individual blades of grass in all preset modes during NFL games with no sheen on the field whatsoever. It was stunning!
I tried all the different preset modes and even tried different TV channels to see if the sheen would go away but it never does. Also, I notice a slight focus delay from time to time on slow moving objects. My 55 vt50 never had either of these problems. Not sure if I have a bad TV or if it’s just what happens when you jump up to a larger size panel. Any thoughts?
post #8094 of 13457
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Originally Posted by Summit 1 View Post

Hey guys…. I need some help. Not sure what’s going on here? Upgraded from a 55 vt50 to a 65 vt50. I have about 75 hours on it. I am breaking it in by just watching random shows in standard mode or cinema mode. All settings are factory default right out of the box. No customization at all. I even checked the panel brightness level in settings and its set at MID….which is factory default. Really nice overall picture except for the following problems. The whites are really glowing…. Sometimes so bright they make the numbers on NFL jerseys somewhat blurry when watching NFL games if the players are wearing white jerseys with dark numbers. Also, when watching NFL games the field always has a white reflective sheen over the entire field. It’s a very shinny glaze that doesn’t allow you to see the definition of the grass. With my 55 vt50, the picture was so sharp and clear that I could see individual blades of grass in all preset modes during NFL games with no sheen on the field whatsoever. It was stunning!
I tried all the different preset modes and even tried different TV channels to see if the sheen would go away but it never does. Also, I notice a slight focus delay from time to time on slow moving objects. My 55 vt50 never had either of these problems. Not sure if I have a bad TV or if it’s just what happens when you jump up to a larger size panel. Any thoughts?

I have a 65VT50 and have noticed the sheen on NFL games you are talking about I think. I have mainly noticed it on turf and indoor games. Not all the games are like that though. I think it is definitely just a setting on the TV and the source material but maybe someone else has some input.
post #8095 of 13457
My wife has one gripe about the VT50. When it powers on, the after-image of the "Smart Viera" logo is visible for a little while. You'd think that they'd make it a bit dimmer. Of course, after a short time it's no longer visible, but still....
post #8096 of 13457
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Originally Posted by stevel View Post

My wife has one gripe about the VT50. When it powers on, the after-image of the "Smart Viera" logo is visible for a little while. You'd think that they'd make it a bit dimmer. Of course, after a short time it's no longer visible, but still....

That's curious - i get absolutely no after-image of that logo on my GT50. I was initially concerned about this but upon careful examination it's not an issue on my set.

I wonder if this is related to why some people are geting persistent IR on their 2012 models while others are not.
post #8097 of 13457
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Originally Posted by redgate7 View Post

Uneveness, meaning some areas of the TV were brighter or darker than others? Would that be an issue similar to the one I am facing? What do you think is causing it?
And when you say didn't you didn't burn it in long enough, do you mean run the slides? I've run the slides for little over 100 hours and am facing seeing the bright spot. Do you think if I run them longer, there is a chance it will go away?
Sorry for all the questions, but I don't want to go through the hassle of boxing up the TV and lugging it back to the store if this issue will go over way with additional use.
Thanks.

What I'm saying is that in my case, just using it longer evened it out. Using the panel prep slides would probably accomplish the same thing....maybe in less time.

Be sure to turn off pixel orbiter.
post #8098 of 13457
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Originally Posted by stevel View Post

My wife has one gripe about the VT50. When it powers on, the after-image of the "Smart Viera" logo is visible for a little while. You'd think that they'd make it a bit dimmer. Of course, after a short time it's no longer visible, but still....

Odd.

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Originally Posted by RandyWalters View Post

That's curious - i get absolutely no after-image of that logo on my GT50. I was initially concerned about this but upon careful examination it's not an issue on my set.
I wonder if this is related to why some people are geting persistent IR on their 2012 models while others are not.

Maybe, because I have absolutely no image persistence from my logo either.
post #8099 of 13457
Hi guys,
Just need help, I need to buy some more 55vt50 glasses. But is they any other better ones people prefer or are the panasonic ones good enough?

And also is it worth calibrating my tv? Or can I just get some picture settings which I can put in myself(just trying to save money)....

I am based in u.k England by the way
Thanks
post #8100 of 13457
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Originally Posted by latinoking085 View Post

Hello everyone, first post here in the forums. I currently have a 65" vt50 and wanted to know if anyone is experiencing the same issue I woke up to this morning. Refer to photo shown below sorry tried taking with my phone but due to the angle it's hard so see.

When you look left of the screen you can see it when you also look from the right of the screen you can see it as we'll. But from top top bottom and vise versa it does not show up at all. When you "gently" touch the area with a cloth the spot spreads out in the direction your wiping it. Turned tv off for 10 minutes and its gone now. Front glass seems warped "wavy" from side views. To clarify tv was only on for 2 hours this morning till noticing && over 100hours on set.
Video ---below
http://s1293.beta.photobucket.com/user/Mgarza85/media/IMG_0378.mp4.html

I have no idea what that is, doesn't look good though. Looks as if there's liquid behind the screen or something I'd call support and see what they can do. Fix it or replace.
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